Pet or Pest? Why Humans Love Some Animals and Loathe Others

Presented by Emory University, Georgia Center for the Book

Humans spend a lot of energy distinguishing between the animals we invite into our lives and the ones we chase away. But whether we consider a cat, a rat, a wolf, or even an elephant a hero or a villain depends on what we want from them — and what we decide reveals more about us than it does about them. Science journalist Bethany Brookshire talks about her new book “PESTS: How Humans Create Animal Villains” (Ecco) to journalist and author Maryn McKenna.
This virtual event is part of the ongoing Emory University “Health Storytelling” series.

Date and Time

Thursday, March 23rd, 2023
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Virtual Event


Adults, High School


Price: Free with advance registration

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